Cooking is like love; it should be entered into with abandon or not at all.
This summer, I’m taking some online cooking classes which I’m thoroughly enjoying. Instead of just following recipes, I’m learning the why’s and how’s of different techniques. I’m looking forward to expanding my limited repertoire and cooking delicious things without adding piles of cream cheese, canned soups, and cheddar cheese. 😉
One of my first attempts was sauteed chicken dressed with a wine sauce (using herbs and shallots). I used fresh parsley from our garden, and I served it with steamed sugar peas, also from our garden. It was delicious!
When cooking for two, I tend to limit my number of dishes. I’ll often serve a protein with a vegetable, and that’s it. Of course I’ll also throw in a starch at times, but I’m definitely not bound to it.
What do you constitute as a complete meal?